About Us

Building Resilience in Kids was founded by Laura Murtagh, an educational psychologist and primary school teacher with over 14 years teaching experience. Laura is passionate about helping children of all ages overcome adversity in their lives by teaching them important skills to cope with difficult life events, including stress and anxiety, through a range of resilience building courses and resilience building summer camps.

Resilience Building Courses

Course Rationale

We are hearing more and more about the benefits of resilience for our emotional well-being. Resilience is generally referred to as the ability to overcome adversity; achieving positive outcomes regardless of life events or circumstance. Stress and worry are part of life and, unfortunately, we do not always have control over stressful life events. Therefore, it is important that we do as much as we can to increase our resilience. Research has shown that while our genetics play a part in our levels of resilience as well as life circumstances, there is also a lot we can do and learn to build resilience and offset the potential for negative outcomes. Teaching these skills to children empowers them to cope with life’s challenges early on, which in turn leads to a greater sense of self-efficacy as they develop.

This course is based on the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Theory and it will be delivered through the use of fun and interactive activities such as group discussion, role play, group tasks, cooperative games, drawing, art, individual reflective exercises and meditation.

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Building Resilience in Kids Course – Tuesday 14th May 2019

This is a 10 session programme run over 5 weeks: every Tuesday evening and Saturday morning.

Venue: Swinford Library and Cultural Centre

Starting: Tuesday 14th May 2019

Price: 120 euros

Group Details:

Age 8 - 10 Group

The course will start on Tuesday 14th May 2019 and the venue is Swinford Cultural Centre.

Tuesdays at 4.30pm – 5.30pm for 8-10 year-olds.

Saturdays at 10am – 11am for 8-10 year-olds.

Booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 10 per group.

 

Age 11 - 13 Group

The course will start on Tuesday 14th May 2019 and the venue is Swinford Cultural Centre.

Tuesdays at  5.30pm to 6.30pm for 11-13 year-olds.

Saturdays at 11am to 12 midday for 11-13 year-olds.

Booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 10 per group.

Building Resilience in Kids Summer Camp – Mon 1st July – Fri 12th July

We are running a one week summer camp which will include a broad range of fun activities.

Venue: Swinford Library and Cultural Centre

Starting: Tuesday 14th May 2019

Price: 100 euros

Group Details:

Ages 8 - 10 Group

The venue is Swinford Cultural Centre.

1st July – 5th July 2019 at 10am – 1pm for 8-10 year-olds

Ages 11 - 13 Group

The venue is Swinford Cultural Centre.

8th July – 12th July 2019 at 10am – 1pm for 11-13 year-olds.

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Swinford

Co Mayo